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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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19/female urinary catheter due to retention. Bloody catheter & burning sensation. been tested for UTI & its negative - any idea how to stop the pain?

Need to know cause: It is not normal to have urinary retention at age 19 unless you have other medical issues. The key here is to identify the underlying cause of your urinary retention. This way a catheter can be avoided. See a Urologist or a Urogynecologist to determine what is going on and what the next steps might be. ...Read more

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Will it hurt getting a female urinary catheter ? I know it will be uncomfortable but will it sting or burn? Im 18 and its for a VCUG

Will it hurt getting a female urinary catheter ? I know it will be uncomfortable but will it sting or burn?

Im 18 and its for a VCUG

No not at all: no it will not hurt first they will make it very comfortable for you and second it is embarrassing but not painful they do this every day ,the staff knows your are anxious about it and they know how to keep you and make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

Some discomfort, but: Inserting catheter through urethra to urinary bladder is common for inability to empty bladder in daily living or after surgery affecting urination, is done out of medical necessity for your bladder long-term protection, and always bears some its inherent expected discomfort with a degree widely varying with coping ability, but usually tolerable after understanding & accepting life real reality. ...Read more

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How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Yes: D not remove the catheter without deflating the balloon as this could damage your urethra (the tube that drains your bladder). The balloon can be deflated by simply cutting the entire catheter but consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is differance between foly, silicon and foly silicon urinary catheter? And for what can be use?

Same thing: You describe the same thing; a foley is a urunary catheter, sometimes made of silocone, and is placed in the urethra ; used to drain out the urinary bladder. Often these are used during or after an operation or if there is urinary blockage from an enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more